Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thou Shalt Not - - -

- - - Covet. At least that's what I've always been taught. But it's really, really hard to keep that commandment sometimes! Last week I made it up to Sharon's house to 'meet' a new piece of furniture she had just acquired for her wool room. This piece is a rug hooker's dream come true with all it's drawers - perfect for holding worms, small bits of wool and other supplies.



The drawers are dove-tailed - - -



- - - and the oak finish is nearly pristine. She was told this used to live in a telegraph office.



It sure looks nice in it's new home, huh? It's such a shame that they just don't build furniture like this anymore.

Sharon also showed me three crates of vintage cream bottles her hubby bought for her - can't wait to see what she fills them up with.



I got to see the project she was working on the day I visited - Valentine's cards for her grandchildren. Lucky kids!

20 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh, how do you not covet a piece of furniture like that? I can think of so many ways I could use it!!
Very cute Valentines, too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, yeah! I'm coveting that beauty from here! What a gorgeous piece!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

That's a beauty!! Perfect for wool!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

All I can say is "AWESOME"...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love that cupboard! And the rug in front of it.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Karen said...

I am not a rug hooker but I could put that chest to good use in my sewing room. I can see why you covet it.

Lori said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! No wonder you are coveting!! LOL

Janet O. said...

Okay, I am a repeat commenter--I had to come back and look at that piece of furniture again, and that is when I noticed that the milk bottle crates are stamped with the name of my hometown! Cool!

luciethehappyquilter said...

What a fantastic chest of drawers and I love the grandchildren Valentines too.

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm coveting now too! That wonderful piece of furniture would be perfect in my sewing room!

s said...

Oh I love that cupboard !!!! Oh I wish it lived at my house!!!

acorn hollow said...

I love the piece of furniture. I bet it is so heavy.
Cathy

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh my goodness, that piece is gorgeous. I'm going to direct a friend of mine over here to look at it. She has a "little" obsession about drawers :). When we go antiquing and sees a piece with drawers, she just has to open them :).

annie said...

that's just great, I love the oak finish, and all the drawers. The cards are just wonderful too.

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Oh man...I need to repent because I am coveting too. Awesome piece !!!

Angie Berry said...

I'm with Margie, lol! It's an awesome piece and I can see so many supplies that would fit in it. Wow, love it! Sharon is so fortunate to own it but I'm assuming she knows that. I especially love anything dovetailed!

The crates of vintage cream bottles are awesome too! Cute cards that she's working on. I really like how she's torn the paper off the corrugated cardboard, that's a neat effect. Looks like Sharon is a talented person!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I have furniture envy, too! Beautiful!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow, Gayle...that is one beautiful piece! I love all those little drawers and could make short work of filling them. Is that golden oak? It certainly is in fine condition..you did good!
Robyn

Julia said...

Ohhhh..... I'm coveting real bad at the moment. Why did I had to see this gorgeous piece of furniture right now. It's perfect, absolutely perfect. I think that you are not alone in coveting. hahaha. I sure could put that to good use and I love the oak finish.

I like the little creamer bottles too.

How thoughtful of your friend to make valentines for her grandkids.
I hope that you have a great week. JB

frontporchprims said...

I love your crates. They are so beautiful. I was married in Logan Utah. Thanks for sharing such wonderful things to covet. I have a list of my own:) -Steph-